What defines someone Supercollecting a player?
Is it a percentage of total cards produced?
In this overproduced era of parallel options it is nearly impossible to collect ALL the cards of a modern player. Prior to 2015, I was pretty successful with supercollecting Charlie Morton. I had 1 of every card produced (including parallels) except 1/1 printing plates. Of course the number of releases (and thus the parallels) that Charlie has appeared in since 2015 has basically tripled.
Is it having a certain number of cards of a player? It is far easier to amass 500 unique cards of Ken Griffey Jr than it is Ken Griffey Sr. based solely on the number of unique cards produced of Griffey Jr vs Sr.
I still consider myself a supercollector of Andrew McCutchen and yet I only have half of the cards produced due to all the parallels and printing plates out there.
I never considered myself a supercollector of Gerrit Cole, but I do have 300 unique cards of the former Pirates ace.
I still consider myself a supercollector of Charlie Morton and yet I have only sought out base cards since his departure from Pittsburgh.
With the 2019 year coming to a close and 2020 quickly approaching I have decided that I am NOT going after every parallel produced of Cutch. Similar to my stance I took with Charlie Morton, I will always like cards of Cutch and Ground Chuck more in Pirates uniforms, but not put premiums on seeking out cards of my 2 favorite modern athletes in Astros, Rays, Phillies, Giants, or Yankees uniforms.
This will hopefully allow others to help out with needs for my PC too as very often I hear "don't you have every McCutchen card?" or "what are your needs?"
I am growing as a collector and in doing so I am shrinking my immediate mindset upon a new release of "get them all immediately".
I chose to show off this trio of 2019 1984 cards to show my transition.
Pictured are the box topper, base, and mini.
Stay tuned as I show off some of the craziness I picked up this year that has been drafted in blogging limbo for months.